City Lights (Blanche song)

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"City Lights"
Blanche - City Lights.png
Single by Blanche
Released8 March 2017 (2017-03-08)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length2:54
LabelPIAS Belgium
Songwriter(s)
Blanche singles chronology
"City Lights"
(2017)
"Wrong Turn"
(2018)
Music video
"City Lights" on YouTube
Belgium "City Lights"
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Pierre Dumoulin
Lyricist(s)
  • Pierre Dumoulin
  • Blanche
Finals performance
Semi-final result
4th
Semi-final points
165
Final result
4th
Final points
363
Appearance chronology
◄ "What's the Pressure" (2016)   
"A Matter of Time" (2018) ►

"City Lights" is a song performed by Belgian singer Blanche. The song represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017,[1] and it finished in 4th place in the grand final on 13 May 2017. The song was intended to be released as a digital download on 8 March 2017 through PIAS Belgium, but leaked through Spotify the night before.[2][3]

Release[edit]

While Blanche's song "City Lights" had been previously announced to be released on 8 March 2017, the song leaked the night before through Spotify. It was released as a digital download on 8 March.[2][4]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 22 November 2016, it was announced that Blanche would be representing Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.[1] Belgium competed at the Eurovision Song Contest's first half of the first semi-final[5][6] that took place on 9 May 2017, and finished 4th, gaining enough points to compete in the final. Belgium ended up with 363 points on 4th place in the Grand Final, receiving 12 points from Ireland's jury and the televote in Estonia, Poland, Latvia and Sweden.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[8]
No.TitleLength
1."City Lights"2:54

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[11] 2
Finland Download (Latauslista)[12] 10
France (SNEP)[13] 35
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 38
Hungary (Single Top 40)[15] 12
Iceland (RÚV)[16] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 39
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[18] 23
Portugal (AFP)[19] 49
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[20] 38
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[21] 21
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 24
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[24] 36

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Position
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[25] 6
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[26] 20

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[27] Platinum 20,000^*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 8 March 2017 Digital download PIAS Belgium

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blanche to represent Belgium in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest". Eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Halpin, Chris (7 March 2017). "Belgium: Blanche's Eurovision entry "City Lights" released early on Spotify". Wiwibloggs.
  3. ^ Adams, William Lee (7 March 2017). "EUROVISION BETTING ODDS: BELGIUM'S BLANCHE NOW SECOND FAVOURITE TO WIN BEHIND ITALY". Wiwibloggs.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (7 March 2017). "BELGIUM: SNIPPET OF BLANCHE'S "CITY LIGHTS" APPEARS ONLINE". Eurovoix.
  5. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 September 2016). "Kyiv to host Eurovision 2017!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  6. ^ Jordan, Paul (21 January 2016). "Semi-Final Allocation Draw on Monday, pots revealed". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Grand Final". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  8. ^ "City Lights - Single". Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Blanche %5BBE%5D – City Lights" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Blanche %5BBE%5D – City Lights" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Blanche %5BBE%5D – City Lights" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Blanche: City Lights" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 20, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Blanche – City Lights". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  16. ^ "RÚV - Vinsældalisti Rásar 2". RÚV. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Blanche %5BBE%5D – City Lights" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Blanche %5BBE%5D – City Lights". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Blanche %5BBE%5D – City Lights" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  22. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Blanche %5BBE%5D – City Lights". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  24. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  25. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2017". Ultratop. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2017". Ultratop. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  27. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2017". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 June 2017.